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7.4 knots under the main, alone

What a day, took the boat out yesterday, gail warning in the Juan de Fuca, strong wind warning in the Georgia Strait. Alright, finally some freaking wind.
First we assisted some idiots who were out there in there Sabo's. Two other boats were along side so I used my boat as a breakwater until everyone was safe then we went sailing.
Had the 135 on the foil and a full main but the Admiral was not happy with my sail choice so I furled the headsail and away we went with just a full main. Did two passes of the Sidney Basin in two hours. Hit 7 knots frequentlty on a close reach and breifly saw 7.4. Took a couple of good headers and waves but all in all we had a blast.
Wind speed indicator was reading +20 knots, gusting to 30. Then a squall came in and I doused the main and started the iron jenny. By the time we got back to the marina it was blowing a steady 35 knots. Had a little trouble docking but all in all it was awesome.
Today is race day with a forcast of 15-20 knot westerlies.
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Gotta Luv it...we experienced that type of weather often when we sailed out of Port Coquitlam - Red Point Marina...but now in Barrie, Ontario with the same boat and not the same type of weather, but it is sailing for sure!!
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